Master of Nursing
Master of Nursing
DescriptionThis course is designed to provide registered nurses with the specialist skills and knowledge required for advanced practice. Students undertake one of four majors and a sub-major chosen from a wide range of specialty areas.
This course aims to:
•develop students' careers as advanced clinicians, managers, educators or nurse practitioners
•extend and enhance existing skills
•build confidence and leadership skills
•provide academic experience and qualification.
Students can customise their program to meet personal learning needs or workplace requirements. Majors and sub-majors can be combined in a variety of ways to achieve either generalist or highly specialised skills in addition to leadership expertise. Students choose one of the following four majors: Advanced Nursing Practice, Nurse Practitioner (domestic students only), Education, Management. Students complete a sub-major from the following specialty areas: acute care nursing, anaesthetics and recovery room nursing, children's nursing, clinical management, clinical teaching, critical care nursing, mental health nursing, neonatal nursing, neuroscience nursing, and perioperative nursing. Elective subjects planned within the course give students the opportunity to explore areas of interest in addition to their selected major.
Career options include advanced practice (e.g. clinical nurse specialist or consultant), nursing management, nursing education or nurse practitioner positions in both clinical and community health settings.
RequirementsApplicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible. Applicants must hold a current Authority to Practise, or be a registered nurse in their own country or place of residence and hold a current Authority to Practise. Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience. Students' current nursing/midwifery registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at: www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register. Applicants to the Nurse Practitioner major need to demonstrate the following additional requirements:
•current registration as a nurse in Australia
•length and depth of experience: a minimum of five years full‑time equivalent (FTE) experience as a registered nurse, including three years FTE as a registered nurse in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice
•requisite education or equivalent in a specialty field as entry to the Nurse Practitioner program: Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and a postgraduate qualification in a specialty field that has prepared the student for advanced practice (either as a prerequisite or integrated into the master's degree)
•required professional activity: active involvement in professional organisations and contribution to the ongoing development of the profession
•confirmed support for the applicant to complete all professional experience requirement
NotesStudents must complete a total of 72 credit points (12 subjects) comprising one major, which also includes a choice of one sub-major. Local students choose from majors in Advanced Nursing Practice, Education, Management or Nurse Practitioner. International students can only undertake the Management major or the Education major.
While the Master of Nursing is offered as a stand-alone qualification, it is also part of an articulated program of study comprising many of the graduate certificates offered by UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health, and the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (C07044).
This course also has a mid-year intake.